The Gunners are currently 10th in the Premier League in the Spaniard’s first full season at the helm having been appointed in December 2019, following a spell as deputy to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
“I’ve watched Arsenal quite a bit this season and they really do take risks in that sort of 18-yard box. We’ve seen so many times where they just had so many comical errors, you know, silly goals that they give away playing on the edge of the six-yard box.”
Despite the perceived high-profile failings, Arsenal sit relatively respectfully placed in the errors leading to goal category in this season’s Premier League, with just four across the entire campaign.
That said, there are undoubtedly frailties at the back when trying to pass their way out of trouble that would lead to the belief a different approach could be beneficial.
Should Arsenal continue to play out from the back?
Seemingly steadfast on the desire to play a certain style, Arteta could look to add defenders capable of playing in the method required over the summer.